Are Millennials More Likely To Be Abusive Supervisors?

Jason Green and Thomas Timmerman


Citation: Green, J., & Timmerman, T.,(2021). Are Millenials more likely to be abusive supervisors?. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 86(2),5-14.


Demographic shifts in the labor force provide a variety of challenges for managers and leaders in organizations. Throughout history, shifts such as the greater participation of females in the workforce, greater ethnic/racial diversity, and increasing internationalization paired with age-related impacts have sparked changes in societal attitudes and management practices. Generational differences are also challenging because people born in different time periods may grow up in periods with differing values and social norms. As a result, people from different generations may have different expectations about how employees should be managed. Over the last several years, a great deal of research has addressed the unique characteristics of Millennials as they entered the workforce, but very little research has addressed the next step in the careers. This research focuses on the increasing role of Millennials in leadership as they increase they become the most active generation in the workforce.


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